Erstad and Finley on Cubs Radar
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Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports is reporting
that FA outfielders Darin Erstad
and Steve Finley
are "on the Cubs radar" as potential stop-gap CF candidates for 2007, and that they are still interested in signing Cliff Floyd
as a part-time LF.
Rosenthal also mentions Bernie Williams
as a possible bridge (and mentor) to Felix Pie
, although it is not clear whether Williams will retire if he can't get a new deal done with the Yankees.
Rosenthals's comments presume that Jacque Jones
leaving the Cubs is a given, and maybe it is. But it is at least theoretically possible for the Cubs to just keep Jones and play him in CF until whenever Pie is ready, and then move Jones at that time. But maybe Jim Hendry has promised Jones that he positively will trade him prior to Opening Day. I don't know.